GREEN BAY, Wis. For the first time in two months, Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is pain-free.
Just 11 days after undergoing surgery to fix his abdominal tear, Jennings was walking around the team's locker room with a renewed sense of optimism that he'll be back on the field soon.
"I feel really, really good; really good," Jennings said Monday. "(I'm) making a lot of progress. Pain-free, so that's a step in the right direction."
Jennings hasn't played since Week 4. He caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers in the second quarter of that game and has been out ever since.
Jennings initially suffered a groin injury on Green Bay's final drive in Week 1, missed the following game, but returned in Weeks 3 and 4. But after his touchdown catch, that was it. The injury had become too much to continue playing with.
After a second medical opinion revealed that the groin injury had become an abdominal tear, which was classified as a core muscle injury, Jennings had surge...